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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Ocala Police Department launches online reporting for citizens

The Ocala Police Department will now provide an online resource for citizens to file reports electronically for low priority or delayed incidents.

The online self-reporting is available on OPD’s website and criteria are clearly outlined to ensure citizens only use the online system for appropriate incidents, the media release stated. This is an optional service for the public.

Citizens may self-report:
-Harassing telephone calls/texts/e-mails
-Lost property (i.e. credit card, wallet, cell phone)
-Theft (if no forcible entry)
-Shoplifting
-Scams
-Mail theft
-Internet computer fraud
-Fraudulent use of credit/debit card
-Forgery or use of fraudulent document
-Vandalism
-Vehicle burglary (if no forcible entry)
-Child care violation
-Traffic accidents (through DHSMV)

Officers dispatched to a call for service will not refer the complainant to online reporting. If a citizen requests an officer for an incident that meets the online reporting criteria, an officer will still respond in person.

We should not vote for anyone spreading Russian propaganda

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Poinciana woman contends we should not vote for anyone for re-election that has knowingly spread Russian propaganda in the halls of our government.

Please reconsider closing down Texas Hold’ em poker games

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Ralph is embarrassing himself in rants about Trump

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Shocked to see bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing

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Don’t take poker away from residents who need it most

A Village of Calumet Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, is pleading with officials in The Villages to restore the poker games that mean so much to residents.